Paul L. Caron
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Monday, January 10, 2022

Halfway Through The Fall 2022 Law School Admissions Season: Applicants Are Down 5.4% And In All LSAT Bands (Especially 170-180 (-14.8%) And 160-169 (-9.2%))

We are now 50% of the way through Fall 2022 law school admissions season. The number of law school applicants reported by LSAC is down 5.4% compared to last year at this time.

LSAC 1

119 of the 199 law schools are experiencing an increase in applications. Applications are up 50% or more at 3 law schools, and 30% or more at 19 law schools:

LSAC 2

Applicants are up in only one region: Other; and are down the most in Midwest (-13.2%), Far West (-10.4%), and Northeast (-10.1%):

LSAC 3

Applicants' LSAT scores are down -14.8% in the 170-180 band, -9.2% in the 160-169 band, -1.2% in the 150-159 band, and -1.8% in the 120-149 band:

LSAC 4

Hispanic|Latino applicants are up +3.3%; Asian applicants are up +2.3%; Not Indicated are down -2.1%; Black|African American applicants are down -3.4%; Puerto Rican applicants are down -6.8%; Caucasian|White applicants are down -7.9%; American Indian|Alaska Native applicants are down -8.8%; and Native Hawaiian|Other Pacific Islander applicants are down -10.9%:

LSAC 5

Man applicants are down -5.6% and woman applicants are down -6.2%. Among the remaining gender categories, the largest increases are androgyne (+220.0%), transgender woman (+65.0%), and genderqueer or gender fluid (+42.5%):

LSAC 6

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2022/01/halfway-through-the-fall-2022-law-school-admissions-season-applicants-are-down-5-percent-and-in-all-lsat-bands.html

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